Official Statements

05 May 2015
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness Jerusalem The head of the Israeli army during the summer war in Gaza has reportedly made the allegation that a weapon fired from an UNRWA school in Gaza killed an Israeli child in a kibbutz in southern Israel. This allegation was made by the Israeli Army in August 2014...
Official Statements
19 April 2015
The accusation that UNRWA has been taken over by Hamas and is complicit in the recruitment of children is presented in the commentary of a new film by David Bedein as fact, without any evidence. This is because there is no evidence. What a shame Roim Olam – a weekly foreign news magazine aired on Israel public...
Official Statements
11 April 2015
Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl is undertaking an urgent mission to Syria today, 11 April 2015, in coordination with the Office of the UN Secretary-General. The visit is prompted by UNRWA’s deepening concerns for the safety and protection of some 18,000...
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© 2014 UNRWA Photo
02 April 2015
UNRWA is extremely concerned about the safety and protection of Syrian and Palestinian civilians in the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus, where since early afternoon today, intensive armed conflict has been ongoing between armed groups present in the area. Credible information from public sources...
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UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl. © UNRWA Photo
30 March 2015
I am in the Yarmouk refugee camp, Damascus, during an aid delivery. A man approaches me and utters three words, “I am hungry”. The sunken eyes in his face are equally eloquent. His fragile frame expresses volumes. He speaks for a people brutalized, a people sick of war. He is a living symbol of the world’s failure to...
Official Statements